In Thursday’s COVID-19 report from the Wisconsin Department of Public Health, cases were slightly down while deaths went up by one. The 7-day average for new confirmed cases is 2807, which is a 50-case decrease from Wednesday and new reported deaths are at 13, which is an increase of one. Door County and Kewaunee County are two of the 62 counties in the state that are at the very high disease activity level. Eight counties, including nearby Oconto County, are at the critically high level.
Wisconsin’s vaccine numbers continue to inch upward, as 56.4% of residents have at least one dose and 53.2% are fully vaccinated. Door County Public Health issued clarification between the difference between an additional vaccine dose and a booster vaccine dose. An additional dose is for those who may have not received adequate protection from their initial vaccine series, which is mainly those with a weakened immune system. A booster dose is a supplemental vaccine dose given to people when the immune response to a primary vaccine series is likely to have decreased over time. The full explanation from Public Health can be found below.